Pisa 1601 tallero Dav-4186
This specimen was lot 5062 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $3,565. The catalog description  noted, "Italian States - Tuscany. Tallero, 1601. Ferdinando I, 1587-1609. Crowned half figure right. Reverse: Crowned shield over arms. Natural rim flaw at top. Lovely steel gray toning with original luster. NGC graded MS-63." Pisa, after a long career as an independent city state in the Middle Ages, fell under Florentine domination in Renaissance times. After the Florentine republic collapsed, Pisa became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, ruled by the Medicis until 1723. The type is listed in the SCWC for 1601-08.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Catalog reference: Dav-4186; CNI-Vol XI, XX,21 (Pisa).
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.